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The Two-Way
7:32 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Boko Haram Says Kidnapped Girls Are Now 'Married'

Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram says the more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April are now married. The group made the claim as its leader denied stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.

"We have married them off. They are in their marital homes," Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said of the girls, in a video that was obtained by Agence France-Presse.

From Lagos, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports:

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Africa
7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Press Freedom Dwindles In Egypt

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Space
7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

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Around the Nation
7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

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News
7:11 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Pam Champion (second from right) and Robert Champion Sr. (right), parents of Robert Champion Jr., listen as the guilty verdict against Dante Martin is read in an Orlando courtroom on Friday.
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A jury has rejected a defense argument that beatings of Florida A&M University band members were a band tradition. The panel found a former member of marching band guilty of felony hazing and manslaughter in one such beating.

Dante Martin is now looking at a possible sentence of up to 22 years in prison for his role in the death of Robert Champion. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9.

Called "The Example" by band colleagues, Champion was an accomplished clarinetist, drum major and leader of the "Marching 100."

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NPR Story
6:51 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Stretch Before You Dig

The strenuous activity of gardening can cause problems, especially for those of us who get very little exercise during the week. Sore muscles, aching backs, and even sprains are common complaints of the weekend gardener.


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Code Switch
6:03 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Hollaback! Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men

Ten hours of walking in NYC as a woman.
Hollaback!

There's a video that's been circulating online since Tuesday, and it frames itself like this: a woman walks around New York City for 10 hours, with a camera secretly recording as she gets street-called 100 times by men.

The woman who does the walking is Shoshana Roberts. Most of the men who street-harass, call out and follow her are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.

It's something a lot of people noted.

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The Salt
5:03 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake

Join NPR on Tuesday night for a virtual election party. Host your own party and invite your friends.
NPR

Originally published on Sat November 1, 2014 5:12 am

This Tuesday, NPR is hosting a virtual election viewing party, and we want you to join us.

NPR's politics team has put together a nifty little app designed to let listeners at home follow the results of races around the country along with our hosts on their TVs, Google Chromecast, iPads or laptops. You'll tap into the same real-time results that our hosts and reporters see.

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Goats and Soda
4:43 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

Man, that PPE is hot. And not in a good way. One challenge for the designers was to come up a way to give health workers more time in personal protective equipment without overheating.
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For the past 25 years, Jill Andrews has been making extravagant dresses for brides and whimsical costumes for actors. But this past weekend, the 47-year-old wedding gown designer from Baltimore used her sewing skills to create a different kind of garment: an anti-Ebola protection suit.

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All Tech Considered
4:29 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook's sexual orientation wasn't public, it has been something of an open secret in business and technology circles.
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Tim Cook is known for revealing new Apple products but the company's CEO made news this week by publicly acknowledging that he's gay. As NPR's Laura Sydell reported, Cook's decision may have a larger impact overseas than in the U.S.

And for other tech news highlights this week:

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